Three Flowers
Marin Brewing Company

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Style:
Rye Beer
Ranked #67
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #21,094
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 10.85%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
96
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Marin Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  11
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviews by magictacosinus:
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magictacosinus from California

3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on-tap at the Magnolia Brewpub in SF. Poured into a 20oz nonic pint glass.

Pours a rather pale amber color with golden tones around the glass. About a half finger of frothy head coats the top of the glass, and if they were intent on ripping people off here (they're not, thankfully), I'd imagine a lesser pour in the same glass would produce a huge head of sorts. Definitely looks resinous and well presented. Looks like every IPA made on the West Coast ever, but mister, it's still a good looking one.

Smells of huge soapy citrus notes at first, as well as some slight cracked barley aromas melded with spiciness no doubt from the rye. Ever since Hopocalypse, I've been enjoying the light infusion of rye in IPAs. Regardless, I wouldn't consider this to be a rye beer by any means, but rather just an IPA with rye malts added. Floral as hell, with light notes of honey and caramel - combined with the peppery sensation, it's really flavorful. Could be a little less soapy, but overall it's nice.

The flavor is equally soapy as well - at least at first - but rather than retain vibrant notes of dishwasher liquid, it eventually turns into more of the spicy floral notes as before, gingerly coated with light grapefruit and lemon and lime peel. Really not offensive by any means, but definitely not very juicy or creamy. Astringent as hell, almost... Took a bit to finish this with the dried hoppy flavor and rye at the back. However, the low alcohol and balanced flavors never made this a complete chore, and indeed, it got much better as it warmed up and more of the malty flavors opened up in a bready, thickened manner.

A very decent IPA - the rye malts are subtle enough to provide extra spice to the zest. While it could be less soapy, the floral notes are pretty good, and malt profile holds the fort well. Maybe a little TOO dry, but there's nothing I can do about that given the concept. Worth a try for sure - much better than anything bottled I've ever sampled from Marin Brewing Co.

Aug 08, 2013
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laglocal from California

4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Easily became a favorite of mine after just one lazy afternoon at the brewery. A golden translucent pour supports a nearly eggshell white head of a finger. Smell is of light hops and what I would assume to be rye. Taste is fugging magnificent with bitter and floral hops balanced by the pale rye malting, this is fantastic. Definitively west coast with what I would consider a slightly hop forward beer, the rye is unique enough to make this beer stand apart from other west coast IPAs. That being said, the hop blast and coating of the mouth with a lingering hop bitterness makes it easy to put this beer toe to toe with any of the common favorites of the w/c style: stone IPA, even blind pig :0
Overall, I bought a whole case need I say more???

Jan 07, 2014
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gymnastcarol from California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

May 23, 2014
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BarrelAgedG from California

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 07, 2017
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STLine from California

4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 08, 2015
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Databrew from California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Feb 28, 2014
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Mikeb8 from California

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 14, 2015
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leilei143 from California

3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 06, 2015
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ronricorossi from California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Aug 02, 2014
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Hagbert from California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Aug 01, 2014
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3PuttPar

4.8/5  rDev +24%

Sep 20, 2014
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bjouan from California

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 10, 2016
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vikinggary28 from California

3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm not sure how to review this one. Picked up a 22 oz bottle expecting it to be a typical high end IPA but found out it was actually a rye beer. OK no big deal but still missing the hoppiness of a typical IPA. Floral scents and a soapy floral taste with just a little hop aftertaste. I'm not saying that this is a bad beer, believe me I did finish it and enjoyed it. I just think it should of been marketed a little different. Prost!

Nov 18, 2017
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Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Feb 04, 2015
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Supergenou from Canada (QC)

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nov 14, 2015
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.63/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Yellow beer lacking in the clarity department, I guess this is a rye beer, so maybe that contributed to the appearance in its lackluster look. Aroma didn't pop on the hops or rye, but it was floral. Maybe they dropped all of one citra hop cone, but I didn't pick anything like that up here.

Taste was nothing like the label. Lacked hops. Lacked citra. Lacked rye. Can't figure out what they were going for here, tasted nothing like it was advertised as.

Feb 23, 2016
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festizio from California

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 16, 2017
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pajfuwen from England

3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 15, 2016
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Lilmikey1989 from Nevada

2.99/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jun 14, 2016
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northbay47 from California

4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 26, 2016
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gr8fulbeerhead from California

3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 15, 2017
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dctarga from California

4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 17, 2017
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RollDamnTide from North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Feb 19, 2020
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GClarkage from California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Jul 08, 2014
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jp11801 from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Jul 09, 2014
Three Flowers from Marin Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 96 ratings